Decolonised African education is urgent but has slipped off the agenda, participants heard at a recent symposium. The bigger question: What does it look like?
Africa’s youth are key to the success of the agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the world’s largest free trade area in terms of participating countries.
Kenneth Kaunda’s legacy is complex, but he is remembered fondly for opening his country and his heart to liberation movements, living modestly and investing heavily in education.
Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism — a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
It is time to retire the ‘giant’ narrative and adopt a more collaborative approach to African affairs.
A year later, it’s clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.
Burna Boy’s critical single “20 10 20” highlights the emancipatory triad of protest art, people power movements and social media. Young African protesters are using their own platforms to undermine the coordinated abuses of state violence and censorship.
The 2020 African Crossroads headliner Thomas Mapfumo addressed African unity and decolonial sonics in a stellar musical performance largely drawn from his wide and high-octane collection.
The main task will be delivering an effective new structure that tackles internal dysfunction at the commission.